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Old 10-31-2010, 07:48 AM
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Now that life is settling down, I need to do something about my phone. The battery is lasting only a couple of short calls so I need to keep it plugged in all the time. I probably cut off a dozen calls last week.

Anyone get a Torch? I am on AT&T and the coverage is fine in my area.
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I have had one through work for a couple of weeks now and like it a lot. It handles email and the internet well, and you have the choice of a separate keypad/keyboard in addition to the one on the screen. I don't use it for navigation, so I don't know how that works.

The screen is fine and plenty sharp. Internet speeds are acceptable. Battery life has not been an issue, as I can go a handful of days between charges (this obviously depends on how much and how you use it).

Here is some more info on it:

http://forums.crackberry.com/f209/
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So far so good.....admiral has one and I have one on the way.
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I have nothing good to say about any BB device...three Storms and two Curves...waiting for the Droid X prices to come down. Damned if I'm going to pay $199.00 for any smart phone.
My current phone(BB Curve)will sometimes go through a full charge in 4-5 hours, with only about 1/2 hour of actual use. It seems to drain faster in areas where there is less signal strength. Carrier is Verizon.
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Being on Verizon I can't get the Torch till mid 2011. I'm waiting for the New Droid to come in. My old BB worked well but it's time to move on.
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The phone is $79.99 on Walmart's website which is OK with a 2-year extension with ATT. I have a Curve that is 4-5 years old and still works fine other than the battery.

When I heard about the issues foreign governments had with Blackberry's in the Middle East and other countries, it made me feel the security/privacy of BB devices is superior. I don't know the technical aspects of cellphone security, but if they don't like it, to me that is a positive over other devices/operating systems.

Does this make sense?
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
The phone is $79.99 on Walmart's website which is OK with a 2-year extension with ATT. I have a Curve that is 4-5 years old and still works fine other than the battery.

When I heard about the issues foreign governments had with Blackberry's in the Middle East and other countries, it made me feel the security/privacy of BB devices is superior. I don't know the technical aspects of cellphone security, but if they don't like it, to me that is a positive over other devices/operating systems.

Does this make sense?
i have a black berry curve threw Nextel i like it other then battery life sucks but charges quick my brothers both have the i phone i think at&t they like them battery life sucks but they charge quick to i think all the so called smart phones battery life sucks so get a car charger and you will be good to go
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Got my new Torch a couple of days ago. Email setup was a breeze, but there is so much on it that figuring out where everything is will take a while. Definately heavier than the Curve. I'm not a power user by any means, and I am usually a late adopter. My old Curve was about 5 years old and beat to crap and back.
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
I have nothing good to say about any BB device...three Storms and two Curves...waiting for the Droid X prices to come down. Damned if I'm going to pay $199.00 for any smart phone.
My current phone(BB Curve)will sometimes go through a full charge in 4-5 hours, with only about 1/2 hour of actual use. It seems to drain faster in areas where there is less signal strength. Carrier is Verizon.
I'll echo this after about 8 different BB models and 15 or so phones. For some they are great, not for me. I have the X and it's amazing how much faster and more functional it is. I'll never go back to BB. That being said, BB still has the best email integration, though one wonders at what expense. Email on the X works well, but not at the same level as BB.
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What would you say is different about the email functions between the BB and the Droid X? I have a Bold and I'm very happy with it and was thinking of upgrading to the Torch but a buddy of mine has the Droid Incredible and likes his.
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I use active sync on exchange server on the X. It works, just not "instant" or as consistent as BB enterprise server. As an example, with the old BB's, emails were just about instant any time of day. With active sync set to "push", the emails take a minute or so after received in exchange typically, but occasionally in high net traffic times, it's several minutes. The other thing I've noticed is the email composing modifications, cut and paste, folder sync etc is superior on the BB. The X has functional email, but it does not replace outlook as the BB could IMO. EVERYTHING else on the X is far superior. apps, camera, video, GPS navigation, browser (the BB net browsing capabilities IMO stink. I was so frustrated with errors on page size), and processor speed all are fantastic. It's also significantly more stable than the 4 storms I had. In 3 months I've had to restart it once due to being unstable. With the storms, I had to twice a day.
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Curves, blackberrys, torches, storms, droids, etc.

YIKES I am sooo out of touch.



(Ok I have heard of blackberrys)
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Curves, blackberrys, torches, storms, droids, etc.

YIKES I am sooo out of touch.



(Ok I have heard of blackberrys)
Dont forget the Bold
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Curves, blackberrys, torches, storms, droids, etc.

YIKES I am sooo out of touch.



(Ok I have heard of blackberrys)
The droid was carrying a torch to pick blackberries at night. The storm brewing made the flame curve in a weird fashion. Sure was bold.
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Originally Posted by Jeff42899 View Post
The droid was carrying a torch to pick blackberries at night. The storm brewing made the flame curve in a weird fashion. Sure was bold.


You need to get out more often.....
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You need to get out more often.....

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